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#2380: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth

#2380: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

So here’s something new I found at HMart. This is going to be battle for me, however you might wonder why. Well, much of the package is shiny gold colored. Unfortunately, shiny gold and silver packages are evil. I mean, not really, but really at the same time. Indeed they look nice, but they add a bit of an issue to my process. Indeed, scanning gold or silver foil packs presents a real problem. No matter what, there are wrinkles in the packaging, and ones I usually can use Photoshop to get rid of. However, these wrinkles when in a shiny foil wreak havoc with the scanner and the images come out extremely light and dark in spots. Anyway, just a little behind the scenes on what I do when putting out a post.

But back to the noodles. Pulmuone is kind of a health-minded company. Furthermore, I’m pretty sure all of their instant ramyun is non-fried. Initially, I remember talking to someone from their company mentioning that they have a big farm in South Korea where their vegetables come from. Moreover, they mentioned their founder many times and revered him. Finally, let’s have a look at this Pulmuone Non-Fried Spicy beef!

Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth – South Korea

#2380: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). I also include this image. The one above is a photo and the second is a scan with a lot of filtering going on. Contains beef (how I am unsure; importing Southeast Asian beef, chicken and pork is against USDA, however exporting US beef, processing it in SE Asia and re-importing it isn’t – a lot of work but a way to get beef in your products). To prepare, add package contents to 2 1/2 cups boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2380: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2380: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

The soup base sachet.

#2380: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

A liquid base.

#2380: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

The vegetables sachet.

#2380: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

A colorful mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, beef, spring onion and egg. Starting with the noodles, they have a thicker and wider gauge than ramyun. Moreover, this is the ‘new style’ it seems that all of the South Korean companies are going with. However, the style works very well and has an excellent chew. The broth had its points. So it was spicy and had a kind of beefiness, but it seemed like it was missing a salty taste. Finally, the included vegetables are excellent – the mushroom in particular. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8801114132227.

#2380: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

Pulmu one Non-Fried Ramyun Noodles with Spicy Beef Broth, 4.268 Ounce (Pack of 4)

A Pulmuone advertisement featuring (I believe) the winner of Master Chef Korea.

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater

Here’s another one from a reader named Colin from the east coast – thanks again! It amazes me how many varieties he can find from the other side of the USA that I can’t get here. Fascinating; you’d think you could get most things anywhere but apparently companies distribute different things in different places. Anyways, this sounds good – spicy beef! Let’s check it out.

Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor – China

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add all sachets to bowl and add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater

An included fork!

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater

A dry sachet.

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater

A light powder.

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater

A liquid sachet.

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater

A lustrous and oily sauce.

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater

The vegetables sachet.

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater

Some little bits.

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, beef, spring onion and bell pepper. The noodles came out alright – they hydrated well but were kind of ho-hum. The broth was interesting. I liked the beef taste, but I really didn’t expect the Sichuan pepper here. It was nice – and had a good oiliness. The vegetable bits were nice and the imitation meat worked well too. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6925487994014.

#2362: Chuan Wei Wang Bowl Instant Noodles Artificial Spicy Beef Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

A video about trying foods in Southern China.

#2314: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Beef Flavour

#2314: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Beef Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Yep, you guessed it! This is yet another one left from the Nissin Hong Kong Meet The Manufacturer. Thanks again to Nissin HK for sending so many varieties! Sounds simple enough – it’s spicy, it’s beef. Let’s check it out!

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Beef Flavour – Hong Kong

#2314: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Beef Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add cold water to fill line and microwave at 800W for 3 minutes (use this tool to convert wattage for your microwave). On my microwave, I have a ‘power level’ button and set it to 8. Stir and enjoy!

#2314: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Beef Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2314: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Beef Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2314: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Beef Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Some of the loose seasoning and bits from the cup – egg and beef!

#2314: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Beef Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles hydrated well in the microwave – perfectly done. They’re soft with a light chew but not spongy. The broth has a nice almost braised beef taste – almost but not quite. The spicy aspect was so light that my son Andy who is very sensitive to spicy things was able to polish it off no sweat. The bits of carrot, corn, beef, pea and egg were ample and ubiquitous. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878100101.

#2314: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Beef Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Nissin Instant Authentic HK Japanese Ramen Cup Of Noodles Soup (24 Pack)

A Nissin Cup Noodles TV advertisement from Hong Kong.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2088: Nissin Demae Iccho Beef Flavour Instant Noodle

I haven’t reviewed a whole lot of beef varieties during this Meet The Manufacturer, so I figured I’d better! Here’s one – spicy beef! Sounds good to me – let’s give this big bowl a try!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beef, pork and chicken. To prepare, add dry sachet contents to bowl and fill to line with boiling water. Let steep for 3 minutes. Add in contents of liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A beefy powder.

The vegetable sachet.

Lots of veggies!

The liquid sachet.

Thick with a nice beef scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sauteed beef, coriander, spring onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles hydrated nicely and there were tons of them. The broth has a definitely Chinese spicy beef flavor, leaning towards the braised beef flavors popular from the mainland. Thevegetables hydrated quite nicely. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4897878120024.

Nissin Demae Ramen Five Spices Beef Flavor 3.5oz (Pack of 5)

I found out about this guy a year or so ago – and as it turns out, he lives pretty nearby. Met him recently and gave him some noodles! Check out his videos – pretty neat stuff!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2081: Nissin Cup Mifun Spicy Beef Flavour

Today, we delve into a rice vermicelli cup. Mifun is just one name for rice noodles – here’s some more from wikipedia:

  • Mi Fun (米粉, rice vermicelli, also known by many other names in a number of Asian countries)
  • Ho Fun (河粉, also called hé fěn)
  • Mi xian (米線, from Yunnan Province)
  • Bánh canh
  • Bánh phở
  • Shavige (ಶಾವಿಗೆ)
  • Idiyappam (இடியாப்பம்)
  • Sevai (சேவை|சேவை/சந்தகை/சேமியா)
  • Khanom chin (Thai: ขนมจีน)
  • Kwetiau

Quite a list! Spicy beef! Let’s have a look!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beef and pork. To prepare, remove sachets. Add in the non-liquid ones and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3-4 minutes. Add in liquid sachet. Stir and ejoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The vermicelli block.

The powder soup base sachet.

Light and granular.

The solid ingredients sachet.

Looks like spring onion and beef amongst other things.

The liquid sachet.

A thick liquid.

Finished (click to enlarge). Used kitchen scissors to but the vermicelli after cooking. The vermicelli hydrated nicely and was of a good gauge. It was perfectly done and not tough, but had a nice amount of backbone and chew to it. The broth was an oily and spicy concoction – with a nice beef flavor and heat supplied by Sichuan peppers. The meal was augmented by the supplied vegetable sachet which not only contained spring onion but pieces of real beef which hydrated very well and were of a good quality and quantity. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4897878160068.

Nissin Demae Ramen Variety Pack (6 Flavors)

A Nissin Hong Kong TV commercial for their Demae Iccho line.